Wild horses on western lands face management crisis
- April 3, 2017
- Savanna Simmons
The Bureau of Land Management currently has more than 45,000 wild horses and burros in government holding pens, costing taxpayers nearly $50 million annually. In Nevada, there are 35,000 wild horses and burros on BLM public lands, approximately three times the Appropriate Management Level (APL) which was established for “thriving natural ecological balance,” said Ben Masters, who sits as BLM Wildlife Management Chair and is one of seven of the eight volunteer BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Members who voted in favor of destroying excess horses in holding pens to prevent overgrazing on the rangeland.
So what does the BLM do about these horses?
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About Savanna Simmons
I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...